Security of the UK's electricity supply has moved back
to the top of the energy agenda, with the DECC announcing changes
to the Capacity Market that will "guarantee our long-term
energy security". Meanwhile, the Major Energy Users' Council
(MEUC) is urging companies to turn down their energy use at peak
times and even provide supplementary supplies to the Grid when
The Government's Capacity Market reforms set out plans "to
buy more electricity and buy it earlier". At EEF, the manufacturers'
organisation, Head of Energy and Environment Policy, Claire Jakobssen,
these proposals represent a decisive and coherent response that
will be welcomed by industrial consumers." And the CBI's
Head of Energy and Climate Change, Matt Sheldon, said: "Getting
the details of these reforms right is key to guaranteeing security
of supply at an affordable cost."
But the MEUC remains concerned that the phasing out of coal-fired
generation, combined with delays over new nuclear, could mean
both short and long-term potential power shortages. Later this
month, the MEUC is hosting meetings in Manchester and London
to discuss energy supply options.
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